Every year in December Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds a Rainbow Service and this year’s service was scheduled to be on 13th December. The Rainbow Service is particularly for those who have been bereaved, but can be for anyone who finds Christmas particularly difficult.
Usually we invite those at the service to tie ribbons around a tree in the Church to remember their loved ones. This year because of the restrictions we cannot have the service in the Church. However, you are invited to watch the recorded service from this link or from below.
If you would like to, please have a Christmas decoration or your own ribbon and some candles to hand for use during the Act of Remembrance.
May you know God’s enduring love and care this Christmas.
You are warmly invited to join us for worship on Sunday 8th November, Remembrance Sunday. Our prerecorded worship service, led by our minister Rev Elspeth McKay, is available here.
We appreciate that many will be disappointed that there will be no service at the War Memorial this year but, hopefully, you will understand the current circumstances and that this worship service will be a fitting alternative.
As with all our worship services this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.
Time for Reflection
We hope to have our next ‘Time for Reflection’ in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 15th November at 11am. The Time for Reflection will provide an opportunity for people to come and reflect and pray for half an hour in the church building. In order to ensure as safe an environment as possible, we need to limit the number of people who can attend and so we would invite those who wish to attend to let us know in advance. There will also be an online worship service, and we’ll post the details of that nearer the time.
The Annual Service of Remembrance, including the laying of wreaths and observing the national two minutes of silence, will take place at 10.45am this Sunday, 10th November, at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village. Morning worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will follow at approximately 11.15am.
The annual service of remembrance and memorial for those who have been bereaved – the Rainbow Service – takes place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 16th December at 3.00pm. A warm welcome is extended to all who would like to take some ‘time out’ this Christmas to remember a loved one who is longer with us.
On Sunday 11th November there will be a short Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am.
Morning Worship in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will follow at the later-than-usual time of 11.15am.
Our Armistice knitted poppy display will be unveiled at church on Sunday 11th November and there will also be an opportunity for people to come and view the display on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th from 7.00pm to 9.00pm both evenings.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to express once again our thanks to everyone who knitted and crocheted poppies over the past weeks and months. Every one was beautiful and a real work of art.
Thanks also to all the ladies who came along to sew them onto the panels of netting. Each session was full of chat and laughter, not to mention tea and biscuits. It was a real opportunity to get to know others and we even had volunteers from other churches in the town and several village residents.
Our work is now done and everything is ready to hand over to Anne Louise and Julian for the final installation. This will be carried out over the next few days in time for Remembrance Sunday.
Lots of people have said that they would like to see the finished work but for some reason won’t be able to come on the 11th November, therefore we have decided to open the church on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th from 7.00pm to 9.00pm both evenings to allow visitors to see the result of all our hard hard work.
Thanks also to the congregation for the interest you have shown in the project and the support that you have given us over the last few months.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been thrilled by the number of knitted poppies handed in so far for our Remembrance project. However, although we have received about 9,000 poppies to date, we still need more.
We are currently in the process of attaching the poppies to the cargo netting and we don’t quite have enough to complete our display. So we’re asking whether people could please just do a few more and hand them in. We can then finish the sewing-on of the poppies.
Also, for those who have been knitting the poppies and sewing them on, we are having a film crew from Reporting Scotland coming to the Church on Friday 26th October at 2pm. They’re doing a feature on WW1 remembrance. All those who have knitted, crocheted or sewed the poppies are invited to come along to the Church, knitting needles and crochet hooks in hand, so we have a really good turn out for the film crew.